Henry Layne

July 24, 1943 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 78)


Henry Layne, 78 lifelong resident of Freeburn, Ky. passed away March 11, 2022 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.  Henry was born July 24, 1943, to the late Chester and Irene Casey Layne.  Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Steven W. Layne. 


Henry was an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan.  He had a passion for coaching youth sports.  Henry was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He loved to support the community and volunteer.  He was the owner and operator of Layne Game Farms of Freeburn, Ky.  He took extreme pride in showing his Roosters.  Henry was always delighted to share a story with people.   His greatest pleasure was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Most of all, Henry loved the Lord.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.


Henry is survived by his loving and devoted wife whom he adored, Shelva Layne of Freeburn, Ky.  One son, Henry L. Layne Jr., formerly of TN., One daughter, Angie Mueller, of Maryville, Tn.  One brother, Chester (Judy) Layne Jr. of Blaine, Ky.  Three sisters, Ernestine Daugherty of Ohio, Vella (Ron) Chapman, Freeburn, Ky., and Cora (Ronny) Ivey, Freeburn, Ky.  Four grandchildren, Brandon Layne, Mike Jude, Janie Layne, and Lexi Riggs.  Four Great grandchildren, Paisley, Amity, Kapri and Navie Layne.  Henry leaves behind a host of friends and loved ones that will sadly miss him. 


The family will begin receiving friends at 6:00 P.M. Monday and Tuesday, March 14th, and 15th, 2022, at Freeburn Free Pentecostal Church in Freeburn, Ky.  Special services starting each night at 7:00 P.M.   The funeral will be held Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastors, Ron Chapman, Doug Maynard, and Mitch Bowling officiating.  Interment will conclude at Green Layne Cemetery in Barrenshee Creek at Freeburn, Ky.  Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. 


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